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Highland bagpipe


Set of decoratively carved two-drone Highland bagpipes with a common stock, with Celtic ornamentation and initials 'R. McD' over a Highland galley, and date 'MCCCCIX' on the drone stock, attributed to Robert Glen, late 19th - early 20th century

Museum reference

H.LT 28



Object name

Highland bagpipe

Production information

Glen, Robert, 1835 - 1911, Manufacturer
Edinburgh, Midlothian, Scotland, Northern Europe


Late 19th - early 20th century


J. and R. Glen
Ross, Andrew, Sr, 1947 - 1977 (fl.)


Bryan, J.F., A Note on the 'Glen 1409' Pipes. Proceedings of the Society of Antiquaries of Scotland, Vol. 103, 1970 - 1971, pp. 240 - 241.

North, C.N. MacIntyre, Book of the Club of True Highlanders, Vol. II. London, 1881.

Drummond, James, Ancient Scottish Weapons. Edinburgh: 1881.

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